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10 October 2017
New from E L James

E L James’s Darker: Fifty Shades Darker As Told By Christian to be published 28 November 2017.

22 June 2017
New from John Green

Turtles All the Way Down will publish 10 October 2017.

6 June 2017
NZ Book Awards for Children & YA 2017 Winners Announced

A huge congratulations to the winners of the 2017 NZ Book Awards for Children & Young Adults!

25 April 2017
Eat with Chelsea

See Chelsea Winter this October

19 March 2017
New Novel from Richard Flanagan

First Person -- Richard Flanagan’s first novel since winning the Man Booker Prize in 2014 -- is to be published in Australia in October this year.

9 March 2017
Me Before You’s Leading Lady Returns

Jojo Moyes takes Lou Clarke to New York in a new novel to be published in 2018.

Extracts

Turtles All the Way Down

At the time I first realized I might be fictional, my weekdays were spent at a publicly funded institution on the north side of Indianapolis.

After the Fire

My house burned down on an autumn night almost a year ago.

Haunted

I LOOKED DOWN the barrel of my Glock 19 service weapon.

Don't Let Go

Daisy wore a clingy black dress with a neckline so deep it could tutor philosophy.

Mr Showbiz

Who was this man who created the soundtrack to my life?

Munich

Shortly before one o’clock on the afternoon of Tuesday 27 September 1938, Mr Hugh Legat of His Majesty’s Diplomatic Service was shown to his table...

Articles

Short Story Club - 5 October

Read the story being discussed onJesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 5 October 2017

Short Story Club - 21 September

Read the story being discussed onJesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 21 Sepetember 2017

Short Story Club - 2 November

Read the story being discussed onJesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 2 November 2017

Short Story Club - 19 October

Read the story being discussed onJesse Mulligan’s show on Radio New Zealand on 19 October 2017

Rebecca Johnson on Teaching Science

An answer to the crowded curriculum.

Underwater Utopia

Charlie Veron unlocks the thrill of diving our Great Barrier Reef.

Recipes

Chocolate Orange Sherbet Slice

Chelsea's favourite sweet from her new book Eat. The silky richness of the chocolate fudgy part is balanced by the tart sherbet — a zing in every bite!

Belinda's Flourless Coconut and Chocolate Cake

An utterly buttery and decadent dessert that feels the very opposite of 'free-from'.

Harissa Chicken Traybake

A Quick & Easy Chicken dish perfect for a mid-week feast.

Mangia! Mangia! Minestrone

Try this delicious home-style Italian recipe from Mangia! Mangia!.

Broad Bean Spread

A fresh and flavourful  starter dish from Plenty More by Yotam Ottolenghi.

Stuffed Aubergine Recipe

Try your hand at this stuffed aubergine recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi's Jerusalem. 

Q&A

Paula Hawkins Q&A

The Into the Water author on writing, remembering and day-to-day darkness.

Katherine Scholes Q&A

The bestselling author on her unyielding love affair with the African continent.

Morris Gleitzman Spills The Beans

Morris throws caution to the wind and answers all of your questions. . . 

Alice Campion Q&A

The Shifting Light author(s) on research, sequels and keeping plotlines on-track.

Candice Fox Q&A

Find out what scares #1 New York Times bestselling author Candice Fox. 

Ali Land Q&A

Enter the mind of Good Me, Bad Me author Ali Land.

Activities

Mother's Day Giftwrap

Print your own Penguin gift wrap for your Mother's Day gift

The Unmourned Crossword

Settle down with a cup of eight down and test your skills. 

Where Should Your Next Adventure Be?

Take our World of Wanderlust-inspired quiz and find out.

Lolcatz Pub Quiz

Andrew Masterson’s Lolcatz, Santa, and Death by Dog facts exposed.

The Soldier’s Curse Crossword

Test your skills and meet Hugh Monsarrat.

Book Clubs

Charlatan Reading Group Questions

Enter the shadowy world of mesmerism with Catherine Jinks’ Charlatan.

Beauty in Thorns Questions

Unlock some fairy tale magic with Kate Forsyth’s reimagining of Sleeping Beauty.

Trip of a Lifetime Notes

Introduce your book club to the huge-hearted Quinlan family.

The Olive Sisters Reading Notes

Make a toast to The Olive Sisters at your next book club. 

A Dangerous Crossing

Take your reading group on Rachel Rhys’s intoxicating voyage.

Congo Dawn Reading Notes

Transport your book club to Africa with Katherine Scholes’ Congo Dawn.

Bonus

A Note from Monica

Start reading an exclusive animated extract of The Trip of a Lifetime.

Start a Book Club

Eight simple tips for getting your reading group up and running.

Enter the Red Wake

Join Kurt Johnson on his travels through the former Eastern Bloc.

Free Jack Reacher Short Story

An exclusive Lee Child short story to celebrate the release of No Middle Name.

Free Fiona McIntosh eBook

Download McIntosh’s story behind her novel, The Perfumer’s Secret.